Posts Tagged ‘happy’

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I am always amazed when I attend conferences on appearance and on how to become a professional puppet to appease other puppets. Ultimately a conference on folks telling me how to act to avoid being perceived differently.  (Differently, we are all different! But any who)  As I grow stronger in the Word and continuously build my relationship with God, I find that none and I mean none of this matters in the grand scheme of things.  The way I wear my hair or the design of my shirt or the size of my necklace does not nor will it stop the Blessings that God has in store for me. For his favor on my life is far bigger than any concocted human standard only created by dust.  Humans that is! No I am not being cocky or saying that you should not follow the laws of the land. Please do as the Word of God tells us too.  All I am saying is that no one but God puts a limit to what you can do and how far you can go in your life, career, passions, parenting etc.  No simple cloth, facial expression or metal can detour the successful path of a favor-filled, God-seeking and Faith believing person.  When you take your eyes off him and begin to focus on unreachable standards. I say unattainable because, these standards were set in place by prejudice, hateful, and racial discriminating people who only had their elevation in mind and their kind.  So yeah, try to reach that bar if you dare, a bar that was not designed for you to reach. Heck, a bar that did not have you in mind AT All.

Seek the approval of God and all the things he has to offer.  Keep his promises in mind.  Remind yourself of what God says about you daily.  Allow him to guide you.  Why not?  He made you, sees you right where you are, but most of all created your beginning and end.  Don’t allow others (dust) to entice you to go down a path that God did not design for you.  Trust the potter and not the product(clay) of the potter. For the potter created each one of us differently with different endings.  He did not make us the same in anyway.  Therefore, we cannot be treated as such.

Be you and love all you are and all you have to offer.  For with God leading you, nothing is impossible! Dare to be different! Dare to be ALL of you!

Just something to keep in mind!

I have felt like a foreigner in my own body, in this world, at work, and around others for some time.  At first this would bother me so deeply – wondering why I am like this, why are my thoughts, feelings and insight like this.

My life was flipped upside down and down side-up about a year ago.  I wholeheartedly gave my life over to Christ at 31.  I mean I really laid down the life I once knew and began to follow Jesus.  I picked up his Word and began to meditate on it day and night literally.  I was seeking him with every fiber in my bones. Until one day he showed up and showed out.  He took that natural life I was given and gave me a life that I never imagined that I could ever have. I became a new spiritual creature because he made me one of his Own.

His light dwells within me, constantly radiating and rotating his beauty on the inside of me. When situations arise and my normal reactions of fear, worry, sadness and rage try to arise, I feel the radiance of God’s love for ME reminding me that I am made whole in Christ.  His Word is constantly pouring out of my mouth and swimming in my mind. I am operating in the Spirit.

I am not myself – the self I once knew.  So when I don’t get quick to anger, worry, hurt, sad, frustrated, annoyed – I am reminded by Christ that I have been made brand new and all things from my past have been washed away.

I too, am not of this World and I don’t have to take on the characteristics, personas, ideas, actions, negativity, beliefs that they are offering because I have been transformed and renewed.

I have hope among the hopeless….

The beauty of being yourself is embracing your Truths. When you know who you are in Christ, you do not have to live up to anyone’s standards or expectations. That is awesome news today! And it just makes life so much easier! If you are quiet…embrace it! Because God made you quiet. If you are loud….! Embarrass that…because God made you like that! People may say, oh you need to be this way or that way! But those are only their opinions. God breathed life in you and gave you a piece of his identity. You were made in the image of God and the closer you get to him, his likeness and characteristics will soon become yours. Know that nothing is flawed on you when you look like God from the inside out. So I say, Love all of You because at the end of the day, you are embracing God because you are his marvelous creation.

So the next time someone says, you need to be like…..  Simply smile and say to yourself “no I am like my creator and my creator made no mistakes on me”! Hallelujah! Receive that today!

 

“Genesis 1:27 – So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”

“Genesis 1:31 – God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning–the sixth day.”